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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Brighton Features Animals
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family absolutely loved Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary! The volunteers were very friendly and happy to stop and chat and answer questions from our kids. The tours were informative and gave us the chance to pat a wombat, watch a Tasmanian devil feed and pat a...More

Thank JamesandDebbie
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review JamesandDebbie! How wonderful to hear how much your family enjoyed our Sanctuary :) It is with the support of people such as yourself that we are able to continue the work we do with our wildlife in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The entrance fee includes regular tours. You can't really touch every animals there, except kangaroo, unless you paid for the private tour. It's not large, so you really need to like interaction with animals to enjoy it. Still fun, enjoyed the whole afternoon.

Thank Footprint_from2016
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Footprint_from2016! We are glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary! Your visit will help us continue working with our wildlife in Tasmania :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This sanctuary allows you to view rescued, indigenous animals but also provides the unique opportunity to just hang out in leisurely fashion with kangaroos. These animals---often viewed only from a distance in zoos---are remarkably gentle creatures, eating out of your hands and enjoying being petted....More

Thank Iphilipson
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Iphilipson! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Sanctuary! It is with the support of people like yourself that our work with wildlife in Tasmania can continue, thanks so much for visiting :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended that we visit Bonorong during our trip to Tasmania. It was the absolute highlight of our month long Australia/NZ trip. We had a private VIP night tour with Melissa who was wonderful She let us spend extra time with Maria the Wombat...More

1  Thank Kathryn W
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review Kathryn W! It is awesome to hear of the wonderful time you had on your private night tour with Melissa, she is amazing! People like yourself visiting ensures we can continue our work with our beautiful wildlife...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From Tasmanian devils to wombats to kangaroos, to frogmouths to koala bears and it goes on and on! It is the most widest collection of animals you have never seen before in one sanctuary. Our tour was the "Feeding Frenzy" whereby we were able to...More

1  Thank pacemsi
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review pacemsi! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on your feeding frenzy tour with Robyn, she is great! Thank you so much for visiting, your support will help us continue working with wildlife in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Sanctuary and were given a handful of grain for the kangeroos. (Given history of the Park and how it had been established by guide on the bus). Kangeroos apparently don't have to be there but queue up at the gate to...More

2  Thank K.D.Ttree
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi K.D.Ttree, thank you for your kind review. We are indeed a Sanctuary and not a zoo and pride ourselves on our conservation values. Our koalas are indeed very sleepy and they can snooze up to 20 hours a day! Visitors who join one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is something that you cannot miss while in Tasmania. Our guide (I have forgotten her name but she is a petite blonde) was so informative and friendly. The animals here come in injured and unable to survive in the wild. There are so many...More

Thank dgrahamsd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a feeding frenzy over the Easter break and we were not disappointed! At first sight - it is costly but the experience is more than worthwhile. The funds go back into the sanctuary and helps them resource the facility! We were greeted by...More

1  Thank Christine H
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Christine H! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the feeding frenzy tour with Robyn, she is awesome!! We love our critters and people such as yourself supporting us enables the work we do with wildlife in Tasmania to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did one of their 'upgraded' tours (wasn't too expensive) which allowed us to go into most of the enclosures and interact one on one with the animals! Bonus was the wonderful private tour guide - gave us tons of info about the animals along...More

1  Thank Mom2110
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Mom2110, so glad you loved your Feeding Frenzy tour! Our guides are pretty great at relaying the sometimes funny, and sometimes sad stories of our critters. It's a personal experience for the real Tassie wildlife lovers :) Thanks so much for your support!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place! We shelled out the cash for the Feeding Frenzy tour, which was well worth the extra cost. My kids adored feeding the kangaroos (which you can do even without paying extra), echidna, cockatoos, and all the other animals. We even got...More

Thank Thomas B
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review Thomas B! How wonderful to hear that your whole family had such an amazing experience on the Feeding Frenzy tour! We appreciate your support, people such as yourself visiting enables us to continue our work with wildlife...More

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B9559LFandrews
Will visitors have an opportunity to hold any of the animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary? I'd love to cuddle a Koala
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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valerierose65
Hi, our family will be visiting your santuary next week. My children are 10 and15 years old.would u recommend we do the night tour. regards Valerie
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Caron M | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon Valerie I don't work at bonorong wildlife sanctuary but I would find it interesting to be able to see the nocturnal animal at night to see what their behaviour is like I would be doing a night visit once I go... More
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Muffin1944
Tried to get your contact page to find out about how to getto you from a cruise ship without taking a ship tour. However, your site would not connect me. Any ideas how to get this info? Thx
December 1, 2015|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Muffin1944, thank you for your message :) We've had a few issues with our website over the past week however we're good to go now! When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to... More
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